LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5 Camera Comparison!

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Today, we will be looking in detail of LG G3’s Laser focusing technology in comparison with Galaxy S5 Phase Detection system.

First, let’s take a look at some of burst shots I took with my LG G3 and S5.

Here’s burst mode on LG G3: (You can click on the photos to enlarge!)

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Here’s burst mode on Galaxy S5: (You can click on the photos to enlarge!)

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As seen with burst shot mode on LG G3 and Galaxy S5 here, you can see that LG G3 captures much better detail. I’ve actually took multiple shots but LG G3 always ended up with crisp, clear shots while Galaxy S5 had hard time focusing on the foreground.  You can capture some really amazing crisp, clear action shots with the G3.

I would say this may be on par or better than my Canon 7D DSLR. I should actually have a comparison video on that soon.

Now let’s talk about camera sensor size.  S5 has 16MP camera with F2.2 and camera sensor size of 1/2.6″ or 0.385 inches while G3 has 13MP camera with F2.4 and camera sensor size of 1/3.06″ or 0.327 inches.  Comparing the specs, S5 wins in all categories with higher numbers of megapixels, aperture, and sensor size.

Reality tells a different story though, the LG G3 laser auto focus may actually help you get better focus and photos regardless of its specs.  LG G3 uses laser auto focus technology which gives you around 0.276 seconds autofocus time while Galaxy S5 uses Phase Detection Auto Focus system, which gives you around 0.3 seconds autofocus time.

Now, that doesn’t sound like a lot but there’s also more to it than just speed.  LG G3’s laser auto focus allows user to accomplish perfect pin-point focus on their subject, especially when their are moving, or your hands are shaking.  This may be the reason why LG G3 performs much better for burst shots and any objects that are moving.

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1 Response

  1. Julio says:

    I’ve noticed that all my pics from my g3 look over sampled and lose a lot of sharpness. Comparing iPhone 4s and g3 pics showed the 4s had much better sharpness and less noise. Do you or anyone else have this issue?